Todays 10K at the Pink Rock incorporated the county 10K championship. Our ladies team were very much to the fore and scored brilliantly. Jacinta Mulroe, 2nd lady overall and first Kilkenny; Cathy Millett, 3rd overall and 2nd Kilkenny -plus first over 50; and Claire Dermody 5th overall and 4th Kilkenny were comfortably first county team. Best for the men was Trust Mtinsi in 4th place. John Phelan ahd an excellent run to complete the course in 37.47 and win silver in the over 50 category. well done all.
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Shay McEvoy and Eoin Everard made the trip to Waterford to compete in the BritishMilers event there. Both went in 3k races and posted excellent times. Eoin ran it in 8 minutes and 3 seconds. Shane's time was 8.22.78 which gives him the qualifying time for the European Juniors. Congratulations.
A thunder storm started the day in Kilkenny. Rain threatened in Tullamore but it was the heat that developed as the day progressed. Than to Noel Maher, tent mender extraordinaire, we had shelter and a base for all to meet and support each other. Being an All-Ieland the competition was tough. All our athletes coped well. Their were ups and downs - thrills and spills - A dropped baton - a fall- followed by recovery - great teamwork - life building skills -it was all there. Thanks to the many parents who travelled to support - all shared in the [...]
Brian Maher got the club off to a busy and successful weekend. Running in St Coca's 5K in Kilcock he clocked 14.44 to finish in 4th place. Padraig Ruane also ran well coming over the finish line in 16.38.
The weatherman was a spoil sport with his forecast for today. Yellow weather alert for the country - heavy rain with thunder. However the programme for JohnNeedsPembro went ahead in Scanlon Park. Truth be told participants were more wet with sweat than with rain. There were many new PBs achieved as our pacers - Eoin Molloy, Brian Maher, Eoin Everard, Toss Hayes and Irene Henebry - did an excellent job of setting the pace and encouraging the runners. Our juveniles also did their stuff. One to watch for in time will be Hannah O'Brien who lit up the track with [...]
KHC athletes performed in a various disciplines in a variety of locations this weekend. Today proved particularly active. Alex Cullen was in the Morton Stadium, Santry on the first day of the under 14 penthatlon. Over the two days he had a great competition performing well in each of the five events - 2/75m hurdles, 2/long jump, 3/high jump, 6/shot and 4/800m. The result a bronze national medal. Well done Alex. Competing in the AAI Games, also in Santry were CliodhnaManning and Callan Byrne. Cliodhna took first place in the 400m while Callan had 100m (11.01) and 200m (22.16). Jack Manning [...]
Aoibhe Richardson has been selected by Athletics Ireland as part of the team to represent the country at the European 10K Cup which will be held in London on 6th July. Congratulations on the selection and best wishes in the event.
Some twenty plus members of KCH made the short trip to Danesfort today for "The Mile Marker". The majority took part in the 10 mile with just a half dozen in the 5 mile. Ken Maher in fourth place led the clubs five milers. But who led the 10 milers. The photo and the time suggest it was a tie with Toss Hayes and Peter Lynch both credited with the same time of 55.50. Pat Purcell was the first of the M40s and Jphn Phelan first of the M50s. Our first lady home was Lisa Brennan in 1.10.35. Well done ye [...]
We were back in Tullamore again today for another round of the "Leinsters". The results were much the same if not better. With a considerably fewer athletes involved the medal count was excellent - two gold, four silver and four bronze. Alex Cullen added a 3rd in high jump to yesterdays two. In under 15 Amelie Foley, fresh to the competition had a silver in long jump and bronze in 100m. Conor Byrne winded up the weekend with gold in triple jump and fourth in 100m. Abbie O'Brien collected a bronze in 250m hurdles. Jennifer Oboh had a good day [...]
Our older juveniles had their first day of Leinster track and field action in Tullamore today. And a good day it was with sixteen individual medals won. There were 4 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze. U12 Ruth Crowley won gold in the 60m hurdles. Evan Cullen did likewise in the under 13 hurdles. It was gold also for Patrick Lacey in U13 long jump where KCH had a one two as Louie Raggett took the silver. Roisin Burns and Ella Wall were also in action for the U13s with Roisin doing the better of the two finishing 5th in [...]